HCMx Radio 108: The Business Case for Diversity

Guest: Bonnie St. John Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and honored with her portrait in the Main Hall of Trinity College at Oxford as a distinguished alumna.

Bonnie has achieved the highest levels of success in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a bestselling author, a highly sought-after keynote speaker and leadership consultant for the Fortune 500, a television and radio personality, and an experienced conference facilitator. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, and won the Rhodes Scholarship. Upon her return to the United States, Bonnie was appointed by President Clinton as a Director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council.

Topics and questions include:

  • How did your background contribute to your success?
  • Thinking about what you can do, not what you can’t do
  • Takeaways from the HCM Excellence Conference
  • How diversity affects business
  • Bullying and harassment in tech and non-tech industries
  • Preview of the Advancing Women in Tech Leadership Toolkit
  • Compelling highlights from the research
  • Preview of the WIL19 Summit
  • And more

We’ll be discussing more details about the Toolkit during our webinar on April 4th at 1:00 PM ET – particularly around one of the components in Building a Business Case – why is this so important?

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If you have questions about our discussion today, please contact us at – [email protected].

We also are going on our third year of hosting our Women in Leadership Summit – WIL19. The event will be held on May 1 & 2 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We hope to see you at our event!

If you have questions about our guest or topic, or want access to our research, please contact us at [email protected] or visit www.brandonhall.com

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